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Cox to Launch Its Own Wireless Network

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Apr 8, 2009, 7:37 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Cable provider Cox Communications plans to launch and operate wireless service in the U.S. The company indicated that it feels the need to compete with wireless companies and wants the ability to offer bundled services that include wireless. Cox mostly serves the south and southwest regions, and said that it will offer post-paid and pre-paid cellular phone service as well as wireless data service in those areas. It will forge roaming agreements with the other wireless carriers to provide roaming capabilities. Cox also indicated that it hopes to push mobile video services to its customers. The company did not discuss pricing or timeline details, nor did it say what types of phones it expects to offer.

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Apr 8, 2009, 9:03 AM

Very Risky!

Many small carriers are being bought or acquired by the bigger carriers and have the ability to offer more to it's subscribers. While the technology of broadband is evolving to accommodate video more effectively, The carriers indeed hold the cards in delivering more bundled services efficiently. I feel the union between cable companies and telecommunication companies working as two different entities is better for tighter management. I can however see this possibly working for Cox "If" they are willing to invest into the 4G of the carriers as did Time Warner and Comcast. Otherwise, Cox is going to struggle to give it's subscribers a more competitve rate in comparison to what the carriers can in overlapping areas. Still, I would find this mov...
The landscape here looks a little different from a technical aspect. New technologies allowing the conversion from their backhaul to IP based call routing. New technologies have become available to use VOIP like options to the carriers to hit anothe...
Being a Cox customer I would add that these guys are loaded with extra cash and in general, I think they are a company that has it's act together.

I guess with that combination, they can afford bold and risky moves

Apr 8, 2009, 8:47 AM

New slogans

Sharing the love of Cox.....

Wireless, broadband, and home phone.

"I had Direct tv, but once I switched to Cox, my life became easier"....

Anyone else?

Cox: "Whip it out" (cut to image of taking out flip phone)

Cox: "It isn't hard!" (Phone, Internet, and Wireless!)

I cannot wait until Cox penetrates the market down here.

Apr 8, 2009, 9:06 AM

But.... you know what happens when you don't pay your bill, right?

They cut off your COX! 😲 🤣
I hear their customer service reps are real "DIX!"
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